Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB rained out

AA: Trenton rained out.

High A: Tampa (63-71) split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Lost 4-0, getting just 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo’s 3 errors led to 3 unearned runs.

Makeup of 8/27 rainout: Won 5-3. Castillo 2 hits, RBI. 1B Steven Sensley 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston (69-66) lost 8-5. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits, .306. RF Josh Stowers 2 RBI. C Eduardo Navas 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2 solo HR.

 

Prospects heading for the Arizona Fall League.

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From MLB.com

Yankees (Surprise): Daniel Bies, RHP; Glenn Otto, RHP; Donny Sands, C; Josh Stowers, OF; Brandon Wagner, 1B

Acquired from the Mariners in an offshoot of the Sonny Gray trade in January, Stowers has a chance to have four average or better tools, with his arm the lone exception. Otto has had difficulty staying healthy but can reach 97 mph and devastate hitters with his curveball when he’s at 100 percent.

Minor League Action from 5/26/22.

AAA: SWB (17-27) won 6-5 in 10 innings. But another disappointing outing from Deivi Garcia.
3B Derek Dietrich 4 hits, 4 RBI. 3 doubles and a 2-run HR (1/AAA ex-MLB started in AA)
RF Phillip Evans 2 hits.

Deivi Garcia 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 0 K. gave up 1 HR. 10.38 (#28 prospect, but …)
McClain 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 1 HBP 6.75
Mujica 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.14
M. Gomez 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.42
Weissert 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.86
Zach Greene (W, 4-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.26

AA: Somerset (26-15) lost 3-1, and got only one hit.
DH Elijah Dunham solo HR. #26 prospect. .235-6-19

Vasquez (L, 0-1) 5 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 2.43 (#15 prospect)
Jennings 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.10
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.93

High A: Hudson Valley (19-22) won 8-5.
C Anthony Seigler 2 hits.
CF Everson Pereira 3 hits, RBI. (#10 prospect) .271
3B Tyler Hardman 3 hits, 2 RBI
2B Eduardo Torrealba solo HR (1)
RF Aaron Palensky 2 hits, solo HR (3)

Sauer (W, 2-1) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.06
C. Gomez (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Diaz 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.59
Mauricio (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 4 K. 6.16

Low A: Tampa (20-22) lost 8-4.
CF Jasson Dominguez 2 hits (#3 prospect) .272
3B Marcos Cabrera 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (7)
LF Kyle Battle 2 hits.

Carela (L, 2-1) 4 2/3 IP, 6 R, 1 ER, 1 W, 3 K. 3 HBP. Gave up 1 HR. 2.36
Watson 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.13
Dees 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.38
Anderson 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 0 K. 2.61


Game 45. Nasty Nestor shuts down Rays. Yanks win 7-2.

More Yankees moves before the game. LHP Manny Banuelos and INF Matt Carpenter added. For Banuelos, a long journey. He was a top Yankees prospect some ten or more years ago. Carpenter can play 2B, 3B and 1B, and is a lefty hitter. He’s 36 and played for the Cardinals 2011-2021, becoming a 3x All-Star. Carpenter twice finished in the top 10 in MVP voting. From 2013-2018, his average year was .273-21-73 with 90 walks and an OPS+ of 131. But in the last three years, he’s averaged only .203-7-30, OPS+ 82. With the recent injuries and Covid illnesses, the shorthanded Yanks are trying to catch some lightning in a bottle with the seasoned vet. As for Banuelos, 31, he has pitched in 23 MLB games, starting 14, and is 4-8, 6.31, ERA+ 69. He’s up because at present, Chad Green, Aroldis Chapman and Jonathan Loaisiga are all on the IL.

The Yanks (32-13) rode “Nasty” Nestor Cortes, Jr. to a 7-2 win over Tampa Bay Thursday night. Who’d have thought Cortes this season would look like the second coming of Whitey Ford? Cortes pitched eight shutout innings before being charged with a run in the ninth. The win expands the AL East leading Yankees margin over the Rays to 5 1/2 games.

The Yanks didn’t get a hit until the top of the sixth, when they scored three runs. Carpenter led off the inning by getting HBP, and Marwin Gonzalez singled. Aaron Judge singled in a run. A flyout moved Gonzalez to third. Judge stole second. After another out, Miguel Andujar singled in Gonzalez and a throwing error on the play enabled Judge to score. 3-0, Yankees.

In the seventh, Isiah Kiner-Falefa (IKF) walked, and Jose Trevino singled. A groundout by Carpenter moved both runners up a base. After an out, a wild pitch enabled IKF to score. 4-0.

The Yanks put the game away by scoring three times in the ninth. IKF singled and moved to second on a groundout. Carpenter and Gonzalez both walked to load the bases. Judge hit a SF to make it 5-0. Anthony Rizzo doubled in one run and another scored on a throwing error on the play. 7-0.

Tampa Bay scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to avoid being shut out.

Judge 2 RBI

Cortes (W, 4-1) 8 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1.70
Peralta 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 Balk. 2.25


Minor league action from 5/25/22. Tampa throws a one-hitter AND a No-No.

AAA: SWB (16-27) won 2-1.
SS Oswald Peraza (#2 prospect) 2 hits, RBI .203
2B Jose Peraza solo HR (2)

Hayden Wesneski 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 5 W, 4 K. 2.23 (#7 prospect)
Bristo 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.87
Lane 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 1.76
Nittoli (W, 2-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 7.11
Shelby Miller (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K 2.12

AA: Somerset (26-14) lost 7-4.
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (5) (#26 prospect) .232
DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI (#25 prospect) .210
3B Andres Chaparro 2-run HR (6)
CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits (#17 prospect) .238

Boyle (L, 1-2) 5 IP, 7 R, 8 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 WP 5.35
Ernst 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2 HBP 3.00
Minnick 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K 2.70

High A: Hudson Valley (18-22) won 8-4.
2B Cooper Bowman 2 hits (#24 prospect) .242
DH Spencer Henson 2 hits, 4 RBI; 3-run HR (4)
1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, 2 RBI; Solo HR (3)

Warren (W, 2-3) 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 9 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR 3.60
Alvarez (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.53
Ruegger (H, 1) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.86
Miller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00

Low A: Tampa (20-21) won both games of a DH. Both by shutout. Game 1 a one-hitter.
Game 2 a NO HITTER.
Game 1: Won 7-0. ONE HITTER
C Antonio Gomez 3 hits, (#18 prospect) .219
1B Anthony Garcia 3-run HR (9)

Y. Castro (W, 1-2) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 9 K. 3.21
Messinger 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.57

Game 2: Won 4-0. NO HITTER in pitcher’s SEASON DEBUT

Yorlin Calderon (W, 1-0) 7 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 7 K. 0.00


Game 44. Two rookies lead Yanks to 2-0 win. Lot of moves made.

Before we get to the game, a lot of moves made. The Yanks got Joey Gallo back from the Covid list, but D.J. LeMahieu is still day to day. Giancarlo Stanton went on the IL with what was originally deemed a calf strain but is now being reported as ankle inflammation. Jonathan Loaisiga went on the IL with a shoulder issue. Rob Brantly was designated for assignment. David McKay was brought back up.

Chapman is on the IL. Donaldson still on Covid list, then there is his one game suspension he’s appealing. Higashioka off the covid list and back.

Then there’s the Tommy John surgeries for Chad Green and Luis Gil, and Tim Locastro is still on the IL (back). Ben Rortvedt on the 60-day IL.

Got all that?

Yankees GM Brian Cashman has been busy.

Because of Sunday’s doubleheader, J.P. Sears started last night. It was his third MLB game and first MLB start. He pitched five scoreless innings and was relieved by Ron Marinaccio, who was pitching in just his sixth MLB game. Marinaccio added two scoreless innings in the Yankees (31-13) 2-0 win over Baltimore.

After the game Sears and Estevan Florial were sent back to AAA. Rumor is that Manny Banuelos is on the taxi squad for the next series at Tampa Bay.

The Yankees got both of their runs in the fourth inning. Aaron Judge led off with a double, and one out later, was singled to third by Gleyber Torres. Miguel Andujar singled home Judge, with Torres going to third. Andujar then stole second, and Torres scored when on Andujar’s steal, there was a throwing error by the catcher, Adley Rutschman, a top prospect that Baltimore just called up this past week.

Andujar 2 hits, RBI

Sears (W, 2-0) 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. 0.00 3rd MLB game, 1st MLB start. Back to AAA after game.
Marinaccio (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 6.75 6th MLB game
Luetge (H, 4) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.25
Castro (H, 6) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.29
Holmes (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.38




Minor league games from 5/24/2022. Hitting woes.

Hopefully the Yankees’ Covid and injury problems don’t get too bad, because no one at AAA is hitting or merits a callup.

AAA: SWB (15-27) lost 3-0. I have to love the nickname Jacksonville has—the Jumbo Shrimp.
SWB got only 4 hits.

Krook (L, 1-4) 5 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 HBP 4.20
M. Gomez 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 4.32
Greene 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.76

AA: Somerset (26-13) lost 2-1.
2B Jesus Bastidas 2 of Somerset’s 4 hits.

Spence (L, 1-2) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. 1 HBP 5.08
Zurak 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.38
Loseke 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.66

High A: Hudson Valley (17-22) lost 3-1, getting just 2 hits.

Abeyta (L, 0-4) 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 3 W, 4 K. 6.12
Myatt 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.04
Blanton 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 2 K. 8.03

Low A: Tampa (18-21) won 7-5.
CF Jasson Dominguez (#3 prospect; The “Martian” nickname) 2 for 2, scored 4 runs, RBI. Solo HR (5)
C Antonio Gomez solo HR (1) (#18 prospect)
1B Anthony Garcia 2-run HR (8)
2B Benjamin Cowles 3 RBI

Yulie 4 IP, 5 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K. 1 WP. 5.83
Milam (W, 4-3) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.50
Santana (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.00
Neely (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 6.05

Game 43. Trevino walks off Orioles in 11th. Yanks win 7-6. More injury problems.

The Yankees (30-13) got Kyle Higashioka off the Covid List, but had to place Aroldis Chapman on the 15-day IL with an Achilles issue, then later saw Giancarlo Stanton leave the game with a tight right calf muscle. Also, D.J. LeMahieu was a late scratch because of a wrist issue.

Hopefully Stanton and LeMahieu are day to day. One, because of their bats (Stanton 11 HR, 35 RBI so far). For another, no one at AAA is hitting or deserves a callup. Maybe Ender Inciarte, but that is it.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s wrapup, Aaron Judge can’t do it alone, and needed help in the lineup from his teammates. Tuesday night Judge (0 for 5) got that help as the Yankees beat Baltimore 7-6 in 11 innings.

Anthony Rizzo homered (11) in the bottom of the first to put the Yankees up 1-0.

In the bottom of the third, Jose Trevino homered (2) to put the Yanks up 2-0.

Gleyber Torres hit the first of his two HR for the evening in the bottom of the fourth and the Yanks were up 3-0.

Baltimore got a run in the fifth to cut the Yanks lead to 3-1, then got four runs in the top of the seventh to go up 5-3. Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery gave up a HR to Austin Hays to start the inning, and later in the inning, Michael King, struggling lately after a brilliant start to the season, gave up a 3-run HR to ex-Yankee Rougned Odor.

It’s strange how, nine starts into this season, and with a good ERA of 3.30, Jordan Montgomery still doesn’t have a win. He is 0-1.

The Yanks came right back in the bottom of the seventh and tied the game up. With one out, Torres hit his second HR of the game (7) to cut the lead to 5-4. One out later, Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled and Marwin Gonzalez was HBP. Trevino singled to tie the game.

The game went into extra innings with that ghost runner start the man on second rule that I despise. No one scored in the tenth inning, and here is where I have to question Aaron Boone and other managers. No one bunts anymore.

In the bottom of the tenth, Aaron Judge flied to right, moving Ghost Runner Aaron Hicks to third. With one out, the Orioles intentionally walked Anthony Rizzo to a) set up a DP and B) face Estevan Florial, who has a total of 34 MLB at bats, and who is 0 for 11 this season. A logical move. Why then, not have Florial bunt the winning run home on a squeeze play? The bunt ensures (unless he pops it up) that you stay out of the DP. Florial has speed. So does Hicks at third. Instead, Florial grounded out, and the run didn’t score because Torres then struck out. This isn’t just Boone. The same goes for other managers. But if a situation called for a bunt, that was it. Two speedy runners, a rookie with little MLB experience at bat. Just get the ball down and the winning run probably scores. Oh well.

The Orioles got a run in the top of the eleventh off of Yankees’ pitcher Clarke Schmidt, who did nothing wrong. It’s why I hate that ghost runner rule. A groundout moved the runner to third, another brought him home. Schmidt did nothing wrong, got the outs but the runner scored.

In the bottom of the eleventh, Torres was the ghost runner, and a flyout by Miguel Andujar moved Torres to third. Kiner-Falefa singled to tie the game, and Gonzalez singled IKF to second. Trevino then lined a single down the third base line to win the game.

Hicks 2 hits
Rizzo solo HR (11)
Torres 2 hits, both solo HR, (7)
Kiner-Falefa 2 hits, RBI
Trevino 3 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (2). GW walk-off RBI single.

Montgomery 6+ IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.30
King (BS, 2) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.96
Luetge 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.56
Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.40
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.80
Schmidt (W, 3-2) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.69




Baseball passings.

A couple of baseball passings.

Joe Pignatano, age 92. Catcher for the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers 1957-1960, Kansas City A’s 1961, San Francisco Giants 1962 and NY Mets 1962. Played in the last game at Ebbets Field in 1957, and in his last at bat in the majors, hit into a triple play. Hit .237-1-11 for 1959 WS Champ Dodgers as their backup C, and got into one WS game. In 307 MLB games, hit .234 with 16 HR. His 162 game average was .234-8-33, OPS+ 81.

Pignatano became more famous as a long-time bullpen coach for the Mets, including as part of the coaching staff for the 1969 WS Champion Met team that shocked the world.

Gordie Windhorn, age 88. In the late 1950s, Windhorn was considered a prime Yankees prospect, but he never panned out, only playing in seven games as a Yankee in 1959, going 0 for 11. He was with the Dodgers in 1961 and spent 1962 with both the Kansas City A’s and the Los Angeles Angels. In 95 MLB games, he hit .176-2-8 in 108 MLB at bats, OPS+ 55.

Game 42. Judge homers twice but Yanks fall, 6-4

Aaron Judge can’t do it all himself, although he tried. The rest of the lineup has to help out, and that lineup was compromised on Monday night.

Josh Donaldson joined Joey Gallo and Kyle Higashioka on the Covid list, and D.J. LeMahieu had a day of rest (except for pinch-hitting late in the game) as the Yanks (29-13) lost to Baltimore 6-4. It was their third straight loss. Before the game, David McKay was sent back to SWB. Estevan Florial stayed with the team because of the players lost to the virus, and C Ben Rortvedt was moved to the 60-day IL.

Judge homered in the first to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead.

In the second inning, Aaron Hicks walked, and Estevan Florial reached on a fielder’s choice. Hicks went to third on an error. Jose Trevino then singled to make it 2-0.

Gerrit Cole had one bad inning, but that, and a HR given up later, cost him the game. You hoped the ace would be the stopper after the Yanks lost both games of a doubleheader on Sunday, but it wasn’t to be. Cole gave up four runs in the third inning, and Baltimore was up 4-2.

Judge hit his second homer of the game, #17 for the season, a 2-run blast, that tied the game in the bottom of the fifth, but Cole gave up a HR right away in the top of the sixth, and the Orioles were up 5-4.

Wandy Peralta gave up a run to Baltimore in the ninth, and the Orioles had an insurance run as they won 6-4.

Judge 2 hits, both HR (17) 3 RBI. He had 2 of the Yanks’ 5 hits.

Cole (L, 4-1) 8 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 0 W, 11 K. 1 WP. Gave up 1 HR, 3.31
Peralta 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.93

When Donaldson is healthy, he faces a one game suspension for his altercation with Tim Anderson of the White Sox on Saturday. Donaldson is appealing.

Minor League Report. Waldichuk impressive in AAA Debut. Also good days for the “Martian”

AAA: Ken Waldichuk (#6 prospect) gave up a HR to the first AAA batter he faced after his callup from AA, but settled down after that. SWB (15-26) won 6-2.

2B Jose Peraza 2 hits, 3 RBI
C David Freitas 4 for 4, 2 RBI. Solo HR (2)

Waldichuk 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.69
Weber (W, 2-1) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.84
Weissert 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 4.32

AA: Somerset (26-12) won 4-1.
SS Anthony Volpe (#1 prospect) 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (5) .197-5-21 18 SB

Brito (W, 4-2) 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1.24
Coleman (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 1 WP 0.00
Jennings (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.07
Ramirez (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.57
Craft (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 5.65

High A: Hudson Valley (17-21) lost both games of a DH.
Game 1: Lost 5-4.
CF Everson Pereira 3 hits (#10 prospect) . .264
LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 RBI
RF Pat DeMarco 2 RBI

T.J. Sikkema (L, 0-1) 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR. 2.84 (#19 prospect)
Mauricio 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.62
C. Gomez 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00

Game 2: Lost 3-1. Only got one hit. (Pereira)

Castano (L, 0-4) 6 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 8 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.08

Low A: Tampa (17-21) won both games.
The first game was the completion of a suspended game from Saturday.
Completion of suspended game: Won 5-0.
CF Jasson Dominguez 3 hits, 2 RBI. (#3 prospect)
LF Grant Richardson 3 hits.
RF Raimfer Salinas 2 RBI
2B Luis Santos 2 hits.

Champlain (W, 1-2) 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 9 K. 1 WP 2.08
Milam 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.87
Messinger 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K. 3.74
Holloway 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.86

Regularly scheduled game: Won 6-2
CF Dominguez 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (4) .261-4-20
C Antonio Gomez 2 hits, (#18 prospect)
3B Marcos Cabrera 2 RBI; 2-run HR (6)
DH Connor Cannon solo HR (1)

Panacual (W, 1-2) 6 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 2 W, 6 K. 1 WP 1 HBP 3.38
Dees (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.86
Anderson (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.37
Cortijo 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.50






Games 40 and 41. Offense and Bullpen fail Yanks as they lose both games of a doubleheader.

The Yankees starters, Jameson Taillon and Luis Severino, gave up just one run combined in 14 innings, but the Yankees scored just one run (an Aaron Judge HR) in losing both games of a doubleheader to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

The bullpen, like the offense, didn’t come through, and the Yankees got and saw some bad news. Chad Green is done for the season. He needs Tommy John surgery. With Green out, both Aroldis Chapman and Jonathan Loaisiga, both struggling, will need to step it up. Both were the respective losing pitchers today, and Loaisiga’s ERA is now over 7.

Joey Gallo and Kyle Higashioka were out because of Covid. Estevan Florial was up for the DH. Dave McKay and Rob Brantly also came up from AAA.

Game 1: Taillon gave up a run in the fourth, and Judge’s 15th HR of the season tied it in the bottom of the eighth. But in the top of the ninth, Chapman gave up a HR to the leadoff hitter. After a flyout, a walk, WP, PB and double gave Chicago an insurance run. 3-1 loss.

Judge 3 hits, solo HR (15)
Hicks 2 hits, but was picked off at a really bad time (Kiner-Falefa also was picked off in the game)

Taillon 7 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K. 2.95
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.73
Chapman (L, 0-2) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 WP. Gave up 1 HR. 3.86
Marinaccio 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 WP 9.64

Game 2: The Yankees (29-12) didn’t get a hit (or baserunner) until the sixth inning, and had just three hits in the game. Luis Severino shutout the White Sox for seven innings, but Loaisiga gave up a couple of singles, and then with two out, couldn’t get out of the inning, giving up two more hits for two runs. Miguel Castro then came in and gave up a 3-run HR. 5-0 loss.

Judge had a double, but it seemed today he was the only offense the Yanks had. Others need to help him out.

Severino 7 IP, 0 R, 8 H, 0 W, 5 K. 2 HBP. 3.02
Loaisiga (L, 1-2) 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. 7.02
Castro 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.38
McKay 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00 SEASON DEBUT